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Planting Instructions for the Eugenia
Plant Space Eugenia plants 3 to 5 feet apart to encourage their branches to mingle together and form a solid hedge. A partially sunny site is ideal. Eugenia is not picky about soil type, but it should not sit in standing water. Improve soggy locations with one-third peat moss or compost to facilitate drainage.
Water your Eugenia hedge during extreme drought. The leaves will start to curl when drought-stressed. Water at ground level with several gallons of water for deep penetration.
Fertilize each Eugenia plant in spring, summer and fall with 1/2 cup organic, balanced fertilizer, such as 10-10-10. Gently scratch the granules into the mulch or top layer of soil above the root zone with gloved fingers or a handheld, 3-prong cultivator.
Maintain a 1- to 2-inch layer of organic mulch, such as shredded bark, throughout the year to conserve water and protect the roots from sun damage.
Trim Eugenia up to six times a year with hedge clippers to maintain its size and tight, manicured appearance. Eugenia grows 12 to 20 feet tall if left alone, but you can prune it as low as 5 feet.
About The Eugenia
Also called brush cherry, it has become a favorite species in its preferred climate for gardeners who like to keep attractive, neatly trimmed evergreen hedges.
How To Care For The Eugenia
Eugenia is a broad leaf evergreen shrub or small tree native to Asia, is a warm-climate lover!